The Bachelorette's Ali Fedotowsky is well aware of the reality show's terrible track record at finding love.
After having her own heart broken by former Bachelor Jake Pavelka, and then watching Pavelka's subsequent relationship with Vienna Girardi come to an end, Ali knows the risks of looking for a relationship on national TV...
"Would you like to see my basement?" isn't something most girls want to hear when meeting the parents of their date — especially when the basement is full of dead animals.
But The Bachelorette's Kirk DeWindt gave it a shot anyway when he took Ali Fedotowsky to his hometown in Wisconsin. "I was a little nervous to see her reaction ... but I had given her a fair warning — she knew what she was getting into," the 27-year-old suitor told TVGuide.com. "She's a roll-with-the-punches kind of girl, so I figured it wouldn't be too big of a deal."
Is The Bachelorette giving away too much about upcoming episodes in its promos?
Spoiler alert, alert! In recent weeks, ABC's dating competition has been stealing its own thunder by revealing future story lines in previews of upcoming episodes. Case in point: When the July 12 rose ceremony came down to Frank and Kirk, it was tough to drum up any tension...
As Bachelorette Ali and her final three suitors embark on exotic dates in Tahiti, Frank may let his doubts lead him to exit. But for viewers annoyed that they've already been spoiled by previews, Chris Harrison says, "If you think you think you've seen everything, you haven't." Plus: Was Roberto in his baseball uniform cheesy or adorable?
TVGuide.com: What did you think of this week's episode?
Chris Harrison: I love the hometown episodes because it takes the show in a...
On this week of The Bachelorette, it's finally time for the hometown dates! These are the four dates that had Ali in a tizzy all during last week's episodes and who can blame her? Like in real life — which this show rarely ever is — meeting the family can make or break the romantic connections.
Ali travels to Tampa to visit Roberto and she's pretty much so smitten over him that...
Hell's Kitchen, Rookie Blue
Are you tired of reruns and reality shows?
Summers have traditionally only offered new episodes of such reality juggernauts as NBC's America's Got Talent," Fox's So You Think You Can Dance and Hell's Kitchen, ABC's The Bachelorette, and CBS' Big Brother. But this summer ...
Ed Swiderski and Jillian Harris
The terrible track record has gotten worse.
The Bachelorette's Jillian Harris and fiancé Ed Swiderski have ended their engagement, Us Weekly reports.
The Bachelor's terrible track record: A history of failed romances
"I love him and I'm really sad, but I have to ...
Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi
Jeers to Jake Pavelka for flying off the handle on The Bachelorette.
ABC cut its snooze-worthy footage of Ali Fedotowsky giggling her way through Portugal 40 minutes short to get to the good stuff: the first sit-down between...
Vienna Girardi and Jake Pavelka
Although Ali Fetodowsky is the star of this season's Bachelorette, the breakup of last season's Bachelor couple, Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi, has taken center stage. In a reunion that got as heated as ABC previewed (you can watch the video below), Vienna called Jake a "fame whore," while Jake maintained he was constantly "undermined and emasculated" by his fiancée. Host Chris Harrison shared his thoughts with TVGuide.com and why he believes Jake has been burned by the fame flame. Plus: Harrison talks about Ali's choice to cut Ty and how her relationship with Chris L. is "normal" for her.
TVGuide.com: Did you think it would get so intense between Jake and Vienna?
Chris Harrison: No ...
On this week's episode, The Bachelorette world tour makes its final stop before the hometown visits with a trip to Lisbon, Portugal and later, Jake and Vienna take their sides of the story to Chris Harrison for one final showdown in front of all of America.
Before we get to round 100 of the he-said, she-said debate, it's time to see who makes it to the hometown visits. Also raising the stakes? This week, there are four dates and zero roses before the big ceremony, which means everyone is in it until the very end.